Frank Wilmer Phillips Lansey, 64, a Transportation Associate II for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation Division died October 12, 2013 in his home of a heart attack.
Frank grew up at the Druid Hill YMCA. He learned swimming from his father and uncles that led him to become a competitive swimmer, a lifelong sport he enjoyed. Raised in Baltimore, he was educated in the Baltimore City Public Schools graduating from Frederick Douglass High in1967. While at Douglass he was a member of the varsity swim team and lead Douglass to a 1966 championship.
In 1969 Frank was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany tasked with rescue missions to Italy picking up wounded soldiers from Vietnam. After his honorable discharge Frank returned to his beloved Baltimore to work for the AFRO-American Newspapers as a press journeyman. He also delivered AFROs to its Washington and Richmond locations.
His 27+ years employed with the City of Baltimore began as a medical transporter for the former Urban Services Agency transporting dialysis patients for their early morning appointments always treating his patients as family and ensuring sure they arrived for their appointments on time. When the Urban Services program ended, Frank began to work for the Department of Transportation as a sign installer with the Traffic Division. A job he loved.
Frank liked helping and teaching young people and doing home improvements. He enjoyed cooking shows, collecting military coins and trucks. He leaves to celebrate his life, his mother Priscilla Phillips Lansey, two sisters Priscilla and Yvonne Lansey, two brothers E. Gaines Jr. and Patrick Lansey, all of Baltimore, aunts, one niece, one great nephew, cousins, friends, and co-workers. He will be sorely missed.
Family viewing will be Sunday, October 20th – noon to 3 PM at Wylie Funeral Home, 9200 Liberty Rd. Funeral will be Monday, October 21st at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mosher and Druid Hill Ave – Wake at 11:30 am and Funeral at noon.